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Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report

This table contains the weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Employers must report these incidents to OSHA within eight hours. The summaries below include only preliminary information, as reported to OSHA Area Offices or to States which operate OSHA-approved State Plans. The fatalities listed here include only those that initially appear to be work-related, but exclude fatalities that do not appear to be work-related, such as an apparent heart attack of a sedentary worker. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities and catastrophes. After OSHA's investigation is complete, these reports will be updated with inspection results and citation information.

Weekly Summary (Federal and State data tabulated week ending June 4, 2011)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
2/25/11 Federal Marine Terminals, Palmetto, FL 34221 Worker died after falling inside a marine vessel.
5/3/11 ITT Corporation, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112 Worker servicing truck's brakes was killed after the truck moved in reverse and struck, dragged, and ran over her.
5/7/11 Plakos Scrap Processing Inc., Brooklyn, NY 11236 Worker was killed when a wheeled tractor with attached forks struck him.
5/13/11 Lee's Tree Trimming & Tree Removal, Enterprise, AL 36330 Worker using an aerial lift to cut down a 72-foot tree was killed when the tree top swung back and hit the lift bucket, causing the worker and bucket to fall 52 feet.
5/16/11 Dillards Department Store, Montgomery, AL 36117 Worker changing store's light bulbs fractured his skull after falling from a 12-foot ladder.
5/20/11 Lowes, Inc., Enterprise, AL 36330 Worker was killed after his truck rolled back, crushing him between his and another truck.
5/23/11 Universal Service, Inc., Trenton, FL 32693 Worker cleaning sludge died after complaining of not feeling well.
5/23/11 Nucor Steel Memphis, Inc., Memphis, TN 38109 Worker pinned between the load on a powered industrial truck and a stack of steel.
5/23/11 Frank Cross dba Cross Cut Tree Service, Old Hickory, TN 37135 Worker electrocuted after his positioning device came in contact with a 13,200 volt powerline.
5/24/11 Ardaman & Associates, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 Marine terminal worker complaining of not feeling well later died at the hospital.
5/24/11 Grove Farm Fish Hukilau Foods, Honolulu, HI 96814 Worker found unconscious on ocean floor while performing commercial diving, later died from unknown cause.
5/24/11 Cobb & Cobb Seed Company, Davisboro, GA 31018 Worker changing a tire was struck and killed by a trailer.
5/24/11 Huggins Tire Sales, Inc., Concord, NC 28027 Worker died from head injuries after falling from the bed of a loaded pickup truck.
5/25/11 PECO, Philadelphia, PA 19101 Worker fell 60 feet while working on a utility pole.
5/26/11 Spartan Manufacturing Corp, Kernersville, NC 27284 Worker standing on top of a storage room died after falling off a 9-foot ladder.
5/27/11 Peak Steel, LLC, Apex, NC 27523 Worker received fatal injuries after being struck by a falling section of structural steel.
5/27/11 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Electronic Technologies, Circleville, OH 43113 Department store worker died after collapsing to the floor.
5/28/11 TGGT Holding, LLC, Shreveport, LA 71101 One worker was killed, another injured when the pressure vessel from a nearby tank exploded.
5/31/11 Annbriar Golf Course, Inc., Waterloo, IL 62298-5225 Groundskeeper operating a commercial mower died after the mower veered off path and down a steep embankment.
5/31/11 Wharncliffe Compressor Station, Wharncliffe, WV 25621 Worker performing maintenance at a natural gas compressor station died after complaining about the heat and major pain in his arm, chest, and stomach.
5/31/11 Elemental Holdings LLC, Jackson, TN 38301 Worker changing rolls in the rolling mill was crushed by falling top roll.
5/31/11 Bermudez Longo Diaz-Masso LLC, San Juan, PR 00926 Worker crushed when tower supporting truck shifted and truck fell on worker.
6/1/11 Ringo Drilling LLP, Ozona, TX 79563 Worker fixing a leak on a centrifugal pump was electrocuted when he came in contact with an energized circuit.
6/2/11 Terry Smith Tree Services, Inc., Ormond Beach, FL Worker was electrocuted while trimming trees near overhead powerline.
6/4/11 Metalico Rochester, Inc., Rochester, NY 14605-2269 Worker was crushed in a compactor/baler.